Best Shadow Gyarados counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Shadow Gyarados in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Shadow Gyarados counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Best Shadow Gyarados counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 66.421312.18359.3s140.0
          2XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 68.011158.37468.1s138.2
          3Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 69.181028.12459.4s135.8
          4Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 65.491203.70355.1s135.6
          5Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 63.291319.40362.5s135.2
          6Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 64.791220.91356.5s135.0
          7ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *60.271365.77368.0s131.5
          8Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 64.91970.28459.8s127.6
          9Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 60.981107.56472.7s125.9
          10RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 54.561284.70370.6s120.2
          11Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 54.951213.80366.3s119.1
          12Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 57.421015.46470.7s117.7
          13MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 52.221295.24374.4s116.5
          14ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 56.731005.81470.9s116.4
          15ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 53.241196.07489.9s115.9
          16Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 58.65886.81575.6s115.7
          17Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 62.92715.83668.3s115.6
          18Tapu KokoTapu KokoElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 50.321344.44380.2s114.4
          19Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 60.20762.24563.3s113.6
          20LuxrayLuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 53.15948.11471.4s109.2
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Gyarados in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Gyarados down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          This table displays a list of best Shadow Gyarados counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Shadow Gyarados counter is Shadow Raikou, followed by Xurkitree, Shadow Electivire, and Mega Manectric. The table also includes Shadow Magnezone, Shadow Zapdos, Zekrom, and Shadow Luxray, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Shadow Gyarados type chart

          When fighting Shadow Gyarados, keep in mind the following that Water and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fighting, Fire, Steel, Water, and Ground type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.